Patio Set

Hello Fellow Pinners!

Just a reminder you can follow us on Instagram @makinpinteresthappen and on Twitter @makinpinterest to see our projects and even get sneak peaks as we are working on them.

One of our biggest projects was our patio/deck table and seating.  Of course, I wanted to go the DIY route because my husband is really handy (and it saves a ton of money).  I love having him build our furniture and various projects around the house.  It just makes me happy!  I love that he is always willing to take on these projects and always gets them done so quick!  I knew I wanted a farmhouse table for our deck, but we didn’t have the space.  When I ran across this pin, I knew this was exactly what I wanted.  And to no one’s surprise, it came from Shanty-2-Chic and Ana White.  They partnered together in the posting and building of this table.  I have definitely started pinning a lot more Ana White projects after this build!

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This project went so quick.  He had it done in TWO DAYS!  Here are the photos from our build.  I was not a lot of help on this build at all, I have been busy sanding down a bench for our entry way.  This project would be next to impossible without our Kreg Jig, Craftsman Miter Saw, and DeWalt Drill!  Justin uses those three tools without fail on nearly every project we have done.

My sister found this really neat way to stain her entry table, so we replicated her process. I am not sure where she originally found it, but I love it.  You mix equal parts water and white paint (we used Behr’s Ultra Premium Plus in Snow White).  You apply it with a paint brush and wipe it off like you would a stain.  Let that dry overnight.  The next day we applied our Minwax Dark Walnut stain with a rag wiping it off as we applied it.  We let that dry all day.  Then late that evening, Justin applied Minwax’s Indoor/Outdoor Helmsman Spar Urethane in the Clear Semi-Gloss.  Our table is very exposed to the elements on our deck, so he put on two coats.


This table turned out amazing. It is the perfect size for our deck and we love using it to entertain.  We found the chairs at Omaha’s Nebraska Furniture Mart for about $25.00 each (we bought six).  The table comfortably seats six, but we keep four with the table and two on the front patio until we need them at the table.  Another perfect find on Pinterest for our first home!  Another job well done by my husband.  Our house wouldn’t feel like a home without all of his hard work.



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Storage Switch Up

Hello Fellow Pinners,

As our little man gets older, storage needs have changed.  Lane is Mr. Independent and likes to get his toys and books for himself.  Our current storage solution of the cubby system in the closet was no longer functional for him, because he can’t open his closet door. So per the norm I sought out help on Pinterest! I found this gem and instantly started searching for how to create this in Lane’s room!

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I found that they had used IKEA’s picture ledges and spice racks! We don’t have an IKEA all too close to us, so I started looking through my Pinterest boards! If anyone is surprised, Shanty-2-Chic came to save the day! We created four of their picture ledge style shelves to model the two ledges and two spice racks in the original post!

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Lane loves his storage switch up! He has no problems getting his toys and books out and even putting them away.

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Room Essential 9 Cube Organizer and Room Essential Fabric Bins – Target

Locker Basket (for stuffed animals) – Gordmans

Picture Ledge Style ShelvesShanty-2-Chic (lumber from Home Depot, Craftsman air pump and brad nailer, Behr Ultra Premium Plus Snow White Paint)

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